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Delapidated Old Wagon Wheel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Delapidated Old Wagon Wheel
Description Russell wanted to ride the horse alone without tying her to the wagon. Knowing she enjoyed munching on the hay as we rode along, it appeared safe to do so. All went well until we entered one of the well-traveled lanes, and two horsemen came along traveling in the sane direction. As soon as 'Old Mae1 saw them coming, she darted around in front of our v.'agon, taking Russell for a very wild, fast ride. It was all he could do to hang on. About a quarter of a mile ahead of the wagon, she stopped and looked back. Seeing that the horsemen had taken another lane, she was content to go along on a gentle walk and enjoy her young, youthful rider. Knowing other horses could come along any moment, I desperately sought to find a way to get ahead of her. Each time I nudged the team to go faster, the pony would go faster, ilach side of the long, fenced-in lane we were traveling through was covered with small sage brush and deep washes caused by floods from nearby canyons. After careful thought, I conceived the idea to creep up one of the washes foir several hundred yards while the horses were walking along the road, until I was ahead of 'Old Mae,' and then sneak down another wash to the road, quickly crawl through the wixe fence and head her off* Because of her clever nature, she appeared to know exactly where I «ras at all times. As soon as I moved ahead, she gently increased her speed to an easy lope until a short distance ahead of me and then slowed down to a walk. Finally I gave up and returned to the wagon. Upon arriving home, Russ and "Old Mae' were waiting at the gate. They both looked at me as if to say, "How come you couldn't trust us, wise guy?" After a short visit with the old wagon wheel that brought back so many happy memories, I wanted to take it along; however, second thoughts urged me to let it stay where it would want to be. 59
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Identifier 072_Delapidated Old Wagon Wheel.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323764
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323764